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Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

September 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

Accenture is on the hunt to find Africa’s top tech start-up superstars – the digital pioneers solving critical challenges with technology across the continent. It’s a search for Africa’s big thinkers and big doers – visionaries who fearlessly push the boundaries of progress to shift African innovation to the next level. Around the...

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Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

September 10, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo. All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the...

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Friday, September 14th to submit entries for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative...

Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

The African revolution has arrived

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The African revolution has arrived

FinTech is opening financial inclusion doors for consumers in Africa that were previously unimaginable, and innovative fintechs such as MyBucks are smashing down previous barriers to investment on the continent. Through cutting-edge technology such as...

Malicious crypto-mining increased by over 83 percent in 2018

AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

August 26, 2018 • North Africa, SecurityComments Off on AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

Researchers in Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) have discovered AppleJeus – a new malicious operation by the infamous Lazarus group. The attackers penetrated the network of a cryptocurrency exchange in Asia using Trojanized...

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

August 20, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Numerous reports indicate that messaging has overtaken social media in popularity, with the combined users of the top four chat apps outnumbering the combined users of the top four social networks. WhatsApp alone reports that users send 65 billion messages...

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina

New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

August 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed...

Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

July 29, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Mastercard, technology company in the global payments industry, continues to champion the fundamental role of smart cities in enabling a more connected and inclusive future for Africa. The company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the development of...

The technologies available in today's world are fundamentally different and part of a new wave of innovation that some have called “Food System 5.0” or the “third green revolution”.

Now might be the time to invest in African agritech

July 18, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Now might be the time to invest in African agritech

The World Bank report, Agriculture in Africa– Telling Facts from Myths 2017 recently noted that economic growth and urbanisation, higher food prices, and change in demographics and climate were all affecting the agricultural environment in Africa and...

Banking in a cashless society will require African solutions for African problems

Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

July 17, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

A recruiter, whether external or internal, formal or informal, plays a crucial role in both a candidate’s and an employer’s work life. If recruitment companies are to survive the proverbial rat race, they have to stay ahead of their game by...

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

July 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web...

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

July 3, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

A new mobile application that makes use of the latest technology in a bid to help farmers to produce crops more efficiently and assisting them to use less fertilizer is now available worldwide. AgIQ, will help farmers to use only the correct amount of...

Top 10 wealthiest African countries according to GDP

Top 10 wealthiest African countries according to GDP

July 2, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 wealthiest African countries according to GDP

The African continent is rich in natural resources. Some of its 54 countries boast resources like diamonds, sugar, gold, uranium, silver, oil and petroleum. Oil being an invaluable commodity, its production puts countries like Nigeria and Egypt at the top in...

Clemens Weitz, CEO of ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media)

How ROAM is revolutionising Africa’s online marketplace

July 2, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How ROAM is revolutionising Africa’s online marketplace

To anyone who lives and works in today’s rapidly-digitising world, it won’t come as much of a surprise that research has shown a strong link between a population’s increased access to internet connectivity and a boost in national economic development....

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Top 7 African taxi-hailing apps giving Uber a run for its money

June 30, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 7 African taxi-hailing apps giving Uber a run for its money

The taxi-hailing industry is gradually growing in Africa and has brought about a diverse market of competition. Tech entrepreneurs have come up with disruptive e-hailing apps in a bid to give Uber a run for its money. Although competitors may offer better...

Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

June 25, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

Research conducted by SWIFT indicates that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is on the rise. SWIFT’s “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows” further indicates that there has been a reduction in the number of foreign...